A European Union official has warned Google to play nice with EU privacy laws if and when it launches a European version of Google Maps Street View. The service, which provides street-level photos of certain areas, has generated concern among privacy advocates and home owners. In response, Google will now automatically blur faces of people present in Street View photos.
As it relates to the EU, Google will need to respect the union’s myriad privacy laws or face court cases that will ultimately decide the service’s “success or failure.”
Of course, Google, for its part, said it has every intention of complying with the laws.
Regulation makes the world go ’round.
via Drudge Report